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We Count – Student Walking Program

we count walking program

The We Count Walking Program uses pedometers as an aid to kids in fighting fat. The complete program kit ensures your success with the We Count! Walking Program. Each set includes 12 Student pedometers, 1 Teacher pedometer, progress charts, certificates, logs, newsletters and motivational stickers. The program’s design is based on research that indicates that inexpensive step-counting devices (pedometers) motivate and educate kids to walk and be more active, thereby impacting the alarming number of overweight children. This innovative new program  is designed to get kids fit with the slogan, “Get Fit, Don’t Sit”.

Research shows that for an average person, walking an additional 5,000 to 7,000 steps a day has significant health benefits, cutting the risk for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
We Count Walking Program

The “We Count” Walking Program comes complete with teacher materials to support cognitive development in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and concepts related to combating obesity.

1. New Songs in Motion Cadence CD

The We Count Student Walking Program now includes fun new cadences recorded specially to get kids running.Songs in Motion CD

  • Everywhere I Go
  • As We March Both Near and Far
  • A Little Run
  • Engineer, Engineer, Running Down the Road
  • Up In The Morning
  • One Mile
  • Gotta Move
  • We Never Stop
  • One Lap
  • I Count
  • When My Granny Was 91

Eleven fun songs to run to, that promote physical activity.

Student and parent newsletters cover topics such as:

2. Parent & Student Fitness Education

Student and parent newsletters cover topics such as:

Student and parent newsletters cover topics such as:

  • Getting Started Moving; Activity Choices;
  • Walking Tips;
  • Benefits of Physical Activity;
  • Calories: How Much is Enough?;
  • Portion Sizes: Am I Eating too Much?; and
  • When Bigger is Not Better: Portion Sizes.

3. Curriculum Materials for Physical Activity and Nutrition

  • Mini Lessons
  • Teacher Guide
  • Motivational Stickers
  • Motivational Certificate
  • Tracking Tools
  • Bulletin Board
  • CD of all materials


 Meets Federal Criteria as a Promising Practice in Afterschool Programming.

Peaceful Playgrounds was a highlighted program in the curriculum category for the Promising Practices in After School Programming List Serve.

Peaceful Playgrounds is a physical activity program that has shown to decrease playground injuries, decrease bullying, and increase children’s physical activity levels.

We Count Pedometer Wellness Program

National Award Winner

National Award Winning Program.

National Award Winning Program.

We Count Pedometer Walking Program receives a Promising Practice in After School recognition.

Download the pdf below

Promising Practice in After School – 56kb – 3 Pages  

Walking Program National Award Winner wecount.pdf
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Program comes with or without pedometers

Need tracking tools for walking programs?  Looking for motivating incentives to walk or jog?  They are included in our We Count Walking  Curriculum Kit.  It includes a bulletin board, mini-lessons on nutrition and physical activity, step logs, certificates, stickers, benchmark materials and many other parts.

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American Heart Association Recommendation

Overweight children are more likely to be overweight adults. Successfully preventing or treating overweight in childhood may reduce the risk of adult overweight. This may help reduce the risk of heart disease and other diseases.

California Obesity Prevention Initiative

Along with SPARK, four schools are participating in the Peaceful Playgrounds Program that is designed to increase activity before school, during recess/lunch, and after school. Peaceful Playgrounds also teaches social skills and conflict resolution. An evaluation is being conducted in a sampling of schools.

 We Count Pedometer Walking Program  Alignment with Physical Education Standards

California PE Standards - We Count Walking Program Age
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Pedometer Program Standards Alignment
Pedometer Program Standards Alignment
Pedometer Program Standards Alignment.pdf
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Why not request a We Count! Product Brochure for your school or one of your colleagues? Looking for funds to implement our program in your school? Download our Grant Template.

We Count Brochure
We Count Brochure
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San Diego County Office of Education

Instructional Television Presentation, Shaping Up: It’s Elementary

Solutions for Childhood Obesity

PEP Grant Components.
SPARK and Peaceful Playgrounds.
View this 30-minute program…


Thanks for sending the Promote Peace bracelets so soon. My Peace Patrol is wearing them with pride. It helps identify who is on duty each day and helps instill a sense of camaraderie among those who are serving such an important role on the playground. I appreciate your making them available… – Grant K-8 Magnet School – San Diego


By | 2017-12-27T14:41:42+00:00 February 12th, 2013|After School, Fitness, Parks and Rec, PE, Programs, Recess, Walking|0 Comments

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